Saturday 23 May 2009
Who wants to be a millionaire MP?
Last year, Mike Freer raked in total allowances of more than £71,300 comprising £47,082 as leader of Barnet Council plus £24,248 from two quangos.
The basic salary for an MP is £64,766.
David Cameron has made it clear that in future, Conservative MPs will only be able to claim back legitimate expenses from the taxpayer. The days of self serving, money grabbing, snout-in-the-troughism are over.
Not The Barnet Times wonders if Mike Freer still wants to be an MP as it would require him to take a pay cut of over £6,500?
Not that he’s not doing it for the money of course.